Our most popular course – with many returning and first rate feedback – gives students a solid footing in photography and teaches you how to become master of your camera, whether you’re using a compact or digital SLR. It’s fun, practical and covers all the basics. From photographing friends to creating eye-catchy compositions this course will provide you with the basic skills to make your photography stand out from the rest.

Teens will learn how to:

  • use different camera settings for creative effect
  • set a correct exposure in different modes and various situations
  • create strong images and unusual pictures
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We get to shoot out on location with fun briefs and projects, with a brief introduction to photo editing in Photoshop depending on the group.

Locations visited are likely to include Covent Garden where we are based, and may also include:

  • Greenwich by boat
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • South Bank
  • Camden Market and more.

This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. It also leads on to our Teens Intermediate and Saturday courses where skills are refreshed and developed.

Our 6:1 ratio means spaces are limited, so book early to secure your space for dates that suit you.

Camera requirement: Ideally a camera (DSLR or compact) with Manual mode (usually M, Av/A, Tv/S, P on the “mode dial”). Loan cameras available (Nikon/Canon), so please contact us to enquire/ reserve if required.

Average age: either 12-15 year olds (and a a year or two either side, so from about 10 years and we arrange groups in similar ages where possible) OR 16 years and upwards. For older groups, please see our 16-19 year old/Sixth Form/Gap Year student courses.

Level: Beginners

Class size: 6

All our Teens photography and media courses run during school holidays, half-terms and on Saturdays during term-time.
Phone us for more information, to chat about how we run our courses or to reserve your space.

We suggest starting with our Beginners and then you can choose from any of our Beginers Plus/Intermdiate courses to extend and grow your breadth of skills!

What students are saying:

“SOOOO glad I found you!”

“I wish I could do this course every day!”
NA, 13 years old

“I have continued to the advanced course right after the introductory course because I enjoyed it so much! The course was wonderful, Julia was so professional and nice. She taught us so many tricks and tools to become more creative. I especially liked our days outside the Lab, photographing in the streets and looking for creative angles and perspectives.”
IG, 15 years old

Please call us on 0203 002 4991, email info@themangolab.co.uk, or book below on our website to secure your place.

Book online, ring us on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

 


2020 SPRING TERM-TIME, HALF-TERM(S) & EASTER & SUMMER


TERM-TIME Weekdays: Tuesdays & Thursdays; Weekends: Saturdays: March to April 2020

Scroll downwards to see Easter, May Half-term Holiday courses & May-June term-time courses. And summer courses too!


AFTER SCHOOL TUESDAY and THURSDAY EVENINGS


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here


6pm-7.30pm Choose from Tuesday or Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
Book 3 courses to complete your 12 weeks Extra Skill Duke of Edinburgh this spring!
4 weeks, then join the next set of 4 weeks to progress. New material added each course.

MARCH

THURSDAY evenings 5, 12, 19, 26 March | 6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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ONLINE OPTION COMING SOON – for distance learning.

This course and all our courses can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk


WEEKENDS: SATURDAYS term-time


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here


MARCH
Saturdays
7, 14, 21, 28 March, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Saturdays 7, 14, 21, 28 March, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – only 1 space left
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Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.

 


EASTER COURSES

Mon 30 March – Thurs 2 April / Fri 3 April
Mon 6 – Thurs 9 April / Fri 10 Apr
Tues 14 – Fri 17 April / Fri 17 Apr
Mon 21 – Tues 22 April


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography
Mon-Thurs courses: choose from 10am-1pm MORNINGS or 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS 12 hours total £342 inc vat
Friday one-day courses: 10am-1pm – lunch – 2-5pm, 6 hours total £175

Week A: Monday 30 March – Thursday 2 April (12 hours total) £342 inc vat / one-day Easter courses: Friday 3 April (6 hours total) £175
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Mon 30 March – Thurs 2 April | 10am-1pm MORNINGS
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Mon 30 March – Thurs 2 April | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS
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Fri 3 Apr | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2-5pm (6 hours total) £175 inc vat. ONE DAY course
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Week 1: Monday 6 – Thursday 9 April (12 hours total) £342 inc vat / one-day Easter courses: Friday 10 April (6 hours total) £175
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Mon 6 – Thurs 9 April | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 6 – Thurs 9 April | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Fri 10 Apr | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2-5pm (6 hours total) £175 inc vat. ONE DAY course
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Week 2: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April / one-day Easter courses: Friday 18 April
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Tues 14 – Fri 17 April | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total) £342 (inc vat)
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Tues 14 – Fri 17 April | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOON (12 hours total) £342 (inc vat)
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Fri 17 Apr | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2-5pm (6 hours total) £175 inc vat. ONE DAY course
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Week 3: Mon 21 – Tues 22 / two-day courses: Mon 21 & Tues 22
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Mon 21 – Tues 22 April | 10am-1pm – lunch – 2-5pm TWO DAYS
12 hours total  £342 (inc vat)
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Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.
Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

 


SUMMER TERM-TIME COURSES


AFTER SCHOOL TUESDAY and THURSDAY EVENINGS


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here


6pm-7.30pm Choose from Tuesday or Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
Book 3 courses to complete your 12 weeks Extra Skill Duke of Edinburgh this spring!
4 weeks, then join the next set of 4 weeks to progress. New material added each course.

APRIL – MAY 2020
TUESDAY evenings 21, 28 April, 5, 12 May | 6pm-7.30pm Tuesday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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THURSDAY evenings 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14 May | 6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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JUNE 2020
TUESDAY evenings 2, 9, 16, 23 June | 6pm-7.30pm Tuesday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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THURSDAY evenings 4, 11, 18, 25 June | 6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

 


WEEKENDS: SATURDAYS term-time


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here


APRIL – MAY 2020
Saturdays
25 Apr, 2, 9, 16 May, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Saturdays 25 Apr, 2, 9, 16 May, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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JUNE 2020
Saturdays
6, 13, 20, 27 June, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Saturdays 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.

 


MAY HALF-TERM COURSES


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography
Mon-Thurs courses: choose from 10am-1pm MORNINGS or 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS 12 hours total £342 inc vat (or £402 if including tickets for Adrenaline course) – more learning and consolidated skills to remember in 12 hours! Our recommendation of best learning format.
Or try: One day courses: 10am-1pm – lunch – 2-5pm, 6 hours total £175

Fri 22 May | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2-5pm (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat. ONE DAY only
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Week 1: Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May (12 hours total) £342 inc vat
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Tues 26 – Fri 29 May | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Tues 26 – Fri 29 May | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week 2: Monday 31 May (6 hours total) £175 inc vat one-day courses: Friday 31 May (6 hours total) £175
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Mon 31 May | | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2-5pm (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat. ONE DAY only
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Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991.

 


SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSES: London Covent Garden & Cornwall


LONDON COURSES

Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography | these run in all weeks
Teens INTERMEDIATE Photography courses | a wide variety of subjects, which you can progress to after our Beginners or if you have some photography skills already, join us for our Beginners Plus and Intermediate courses right away. Please get in touch: 0203 002 4991 or info@themangolab.co.uk

JUNE
Week A
Mon 15 – Thus 18 June | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 15 – Thus 18 June | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week B
Mon 22 – Thurs 25 June | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 22 – Thurs 25 June | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week C
Mon 29 June – Thurs 2 July | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 29 June – Thurs 2 July | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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JULY
Week 1
Mon 6 – Thurs 9 July
| 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 6 – Thurs 9 July | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week 2
Tues 14 – Fri 17 July | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Tues 14 – Fri 17 July | | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week 3
Mon 20 – Thurs 23 July | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 20 – Thurs 23 July| | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week 4
Mon 27 – Thurs 30 July
| 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 27 – Thurs 30 July | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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AUGUST
Week 5
Tues 4 – Fri 7 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Tues 4 – Fri 7 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week 6
Mon 10 – Thurs 13 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat

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Mon 10 – Thurs 13 August
| 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week 7
Mon 17 – Thurs 20 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 17 – Thurs 20 August |
2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Week 8
Mon 24 – Thurs 27 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS £342 inc vat
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Mon 24 – Thurs 27 August|
2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS £342 inc vat
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Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.
Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

 


OVERVIEW of DATES for 2020

TERM-TIME Jan – Mar
Tuesdays evenings 14, 21, 28 Jan / Next course: 3, 10, 17, 24 March
Thursdays evenings 16, 23, 30 Jan, 6 Feb / Next course: 5, 12, 19, 26 March
Saturdays mornings or afternoons 18, 25 Jan, 1, 8 Feb / Next course: 7, 14, 21, 28 March

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
Week A Fri 14 February one-day February half-term courses
Week 1: Monday 17 – Thursday 20 February 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons or one-day courses: Friday 21 Feb
Week 2: Monday 24 – Thursday 27 February 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons or Friday 28 February

EASTER
Week A: Monday 30 March – Thursday 2 April 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons & Fri 3 Apr one day courses
Week 1: Monday 6 – Thursday 9 April 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons & Friday 10 April one day courses
Week 2: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons & Friday 18 April one-day Easter courses
Week 3: Mon 21 – Tues 22 / two-day courses: Mon 21 & Tues 22

TERM-TIME April-June
Tuesdays evenings 21, 28 April, 5, 12 May
Thursday evenings 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14 May
Saturdays mornings or afternoons 25 Apr, 2, 9, 16 May

MAY HALF-TERM
One day courses: Fri 22 May
Week 1: Tues 26 May – Fri 29 May
One day courses: Mon 31 May

TERM-TIME June
Tuesdays evenings 2, 9, 16, 23 June
Thursday evenings: 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Saturdays mornings or afternoons: 6, 13, 20, 27 June

SUMMER 2020
June:
Mon 15 – Thus 18 June
Mon 22 – Thurs 25 June
Mon 29 June – Thurs 2 July

July:
Mon 6 – Thurs 9 July
Tues 14 – Fri 17 July
Mon 20 – Thurs Thurs 23 July
Mon 27 – Thurs 30 Julty

August:
Tues 4 – Fri 7 August
Mon 10 – Thurs 13 August
Mon 17 – Thurs 20 August
Mon 24 – Thurs 27 August


HOLIDAY COURSE TIMES

Morning sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm OR
Afternoon sessions 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Course duration: 4 days

SATURDAY TERM-TIME COURSE TIMES
Morning sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm OR
Afternoon sessions 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Course duration: 4 weeks

TUESDAY & THURSDAY TERM-TIME COURSE TIMES
Evening sessions 6pm-7:30pm
Course duration: 4 weeks

 

All courses are Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Extra Skill eligible

DSLR Nikon and Canon FREE LOAN cameras available! – FREE (we believe you should get to test out before you invest in equipment!)

Book online above, ring us on +44 (0)203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

Please get in touch for more information. Places are limited, so please book in good time to secure the dates that suit you!

One to One training – customisable dates, times & course material, subject to availability. Get in touch: 0203 002 4991. We’re always happy to help you!

 


Teens Photography SATURDAY CLUB | Monthly Photography and Creative Projects | We loan cameras and tripods if you need

Saturdays, 3 hours £85


GIFT VOUCHERS available

Give the gift of a new or growing skill: courses, one-to-ones, book projects, mentoring, portfolios, software set-up and training (or doing – we import and organsie your photos for you), archiving of photos, and lots more…

For a course, one-to-one, or an amount towards anything (almost) at The Mango Lab


One to Ones – photography, media, design, computer skills, software – customisable dates, times & course material. Subject to availability. Get in touch: 0203 002 4991.